Dorothy Fagan Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953, Dorothy Fagan is the eldest daughter of a music teacher and a mechanical engineer. At age 8, through the encouragement of her mother Pauline, Dorothy discovered both her love of music and painting. Playing the organ at church, and taking sculpture and painting lessons with her mother, the foundation for her artistry had already begun. At 14, Dorothy received her first award for painting and went on to win first place in a five-county student competition in Morristown, New Jersey. Graduating from EastCarolinaUniversity with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting, she married and moved to rural southeastern Virginia in 1974. Raising three sons, she painted at nap time and sent her paintings to New York City to compete in international juried exhibitions. At age 25, she achieved acceptance into the Pastel Society of America. Her paintings were exhibited at the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City, and purchased by the City University of New York. Her oil paintings followed with the American Artists Professional League at the famous Salmagundi Club in New York. At home, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the HermitageMuseum, and Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art exhibited her colorful paintings. The show currently on display at Prince George Art & Frame came from her trips to Italy. Dorothy and her husband Spent two months in Tuscany in 2015 and again in 2017 where she absorbed the color palate she saw there. She went again in Spring 2018 and painted with a friend who lives in Sorrento. The work that sprang out of Dorothy from these trips to Italy shows great use of color and the light that illuminates the scenes. The painting are a mix of oil, mixed media, and watercolor that show Dorothy's diverse interest and use of color.
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